Microsoft and Siemens announced a new AI assistant designed to assist professionals in manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and infrastructure.
Siemens, a German technology company, introduced its new AI-powered assistant, the Siemens Industrial Copilot, in collaboration with Microsoft.
On October 31, the companies unveiled the Industrial Copilot, a new AI assistant aimed at enhancing collaboration between humans and machines to improve productivity.
Siemens and Microsoft also disclosed their development of additional AI assistants for professionals in various industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and infrastructure.
The companies stated that their goal with the Industrial Copilot and similar assistants is to extend the potential benefits of generative AI to a wide range of industries.
They have announced plans to develop Copilots for the automotive, consumer packaged goods, and machine-building industries, all within the manufacturing sector.
Schaeffler, a leading German automotive manufacturer, is already using the Siemens Industrial Copilot, according to Microsoft.
According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the next generation of AI technology will drive innovation across the industrial sector.
Roland Busch, the CEO of Siemens, echoed the sentiment saying:
“This has the potential to revolutionize the way companies design, develop, manufacture, and operate.”
He also added:
“Together with Microsoft, our shared vision is to empower customers with the adoption of generative AI,”
Nadella emphasized that making human-machine collaboration more accessible will enable engineers to create code and innovate faster, even in the face of labor shortages.
In February, Bosch, a competitor of Siemens, partnered with the Fetch.ai Foundation to launch a $100 million grant program to fund projects using Web3, AI, and the Internet of Things.
At the IAA Mobility fair in Munich, Germany, Bosch showcased its automotive innovations alongside the European Union and several blockchain companies.
Since OpenAI released GPT-4 in November 2022, AI technology has become increasingly prevalent across various industries.